4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, One World, Review, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Advance Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Published by One World on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 432

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“I simply told myself this thing that must become my truth. I am free.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Katherine Tegen Books, Mindy McGinnis, Mystery, Review, Young Adult

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 20th, 2016

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult,

Pages: 341

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“But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Celeste Ng, Fiction, Mystery, Penguin Books, Review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Published by Penguin Books on June 26th, 2014

Genres: Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 292

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“Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter it.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Amanda Montell, Feminism, Harper Wave, Non-Fiction, Review

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

Published by Harper Wave on May 28th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 304

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“Making a language feminist does not start with making the vowels, consonants, or even vocabulary feminist. It starts with transforming the ideologies of its speakers.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Clarkson Potter Publishers, Graphic Novel, Malaka Gharib, Memoir, Review

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

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I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers on April 30th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 160

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“But I didn’t feel like a ‘real American.’ I loved Spam; I had a round, brown face; I was in Egypt…?; I had a weird name; I spoke English with a Tagalog accent. Basically, I felt like a giant, Spam-eating FOB!”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, Mary H.K. Choi, Review, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Young Adult

Advance Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

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Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Published by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on September 3rd, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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Life isn’t a destination. It’s the continual practice of things that make you wiser and happier.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Chigozie Obioma, Contemporary, Fiction, Little, Brown and Company, Review

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Published by Little, Brown and Company on January 8th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 464

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“Indeed, hatred is a vandalism of the human heart.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Laurie Halse Anderson, Memoir, Poetry, Review, Viking

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Published by Viking on March 12th, 2019

Genres: Poetry, Memoir

Pages: 296

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“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons on August 14th, 2018

Genres: Literary Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 370

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“I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Atria Books, Essays, Mary Laura Philpott, Memoir, Review

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott

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I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Published by Atria Books on April 2nd, 2019

Genres: Essays, Memoir

Pages: 288

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“I miss you when I blink. I have felt it so many times in my life, at points where I didn’t really know who I was anymore, where I felt that when I closed my eyes, I could feel myself gone.”


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